Autonomous Inland and Short Sea Shipping Conference


May 17, 2019

Competence Centre for Autonomous Inland and Short Sea Shipping

Program [pdf]

08:00 Registration
08:30 Opening: O. el Moctar/D. Schramm, University of Duisburg-Essen, NN: Ministry of transport NRW
08:45 D. Schramm: Automotive autonomous and assisted driving - Status and Challenges, University of Duisburg-Essen
09:10 A. Lutz: Trackpilot: First step toward autonomous sailing – case study and recent developments, Argonics
09:35 M. Kosch, D. Abel, R. Zweigel: Full-automatic river ferry: A concept overview, RWTH Aachen University
10:00 R. Ziebold1, A. Heßelbarth1, R. Raulefs1, M. Wirsing1, M. Sandler2, A. Lutz3, A. Lachmayer3, M. Hoppe4, T. Dettmann5, J. Zimmermann6, J. Alberding7, M. Uhlemann7: Towards an automatic entering of inland waterway locks
1DLR, 2Innovative Navigation, 3Argonics, 4WSV Verkehrtstechnik, 5BAW, 6Weatherdock, 7Alberding
10:25 Coffee Break
10:55 S. Helling, M. Lutz, T. Meurer: Autonomous docking of marine vessels in constrained environments, Kiel University
11:20 C. Schyr: Validation of highly automated systems for inland vessels in a virtual test field, AVL Germany
11:45 S. Feuerstack1, A. Hahn2: Validation and verification of assistant systems and highly automated ships,
1OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, 2University of Oldenburg
12:10 G. Chillcce, O. el Moctar: Mathematical models for manoeuvring of inland vessels, University of Duisburg-Essen
12:35 Lunch
13:30 P. Potgraven: Approach of the ministry of transport, infrastructure and watermanagement for smart shipping in the Netherlands, Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement
13:55 A. Colling: The vessel train – Platooning on short seas and inland waterways, TU Delft
14:20 J. Merenluoto: One sea – Steps towards autonomous maritime transport systems, DIMECC
14:45 C. Kooij: Towards unmanned cargo ships: The effects of automating navigational tasks on crew levels, TU Delft
15:10 Coffee Break
15:30 S. Feldmann: Generative design of computer generated imagery scenarios for advanced training of neutral network algorithms, Hochschule Aalen
15:50 R. Henn: Impact of automated navigation on inland waterway transport, Development Centre for Ship technology and Transport Systems, Duisburg
16:15 O. Hamann, A. Kortenjann: Competence Centre for Autonomous Inland and Short Sea Shipping Rhein-Ruhr, Ruhr IHK
16:25 Closing: D. Abel, RWTH Aachen University; O. el Moctar, University of Duisburg-Essen

Workshop Fees

180 €

Venue of the Workshop

Katholische Akademie DIE WOLFSBURG
Falkenweg 6, 45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany

Registration ist open until May 16
Register here


For further information please contact

Claudia O’Donoghue:

Fon: +49 (0) 203 379 4596


For the night of 16 May 2019, a limited number of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels:

  • Katholische Akademie DIE WOLFSBURG (Conference)
    Falkenweg 6
    45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr
    Fon: +49 (0) 208 999190
  • Mercure Hotel Duisburg City
    Landfermannstr. 20
    47051 Duisburg/Germany
    Tel. +49 (0) 203 3000 3 666
  • Hotel Friederichs
    Neudorfer Str. 33 – 35
    47057 Duisburg/Germany
    Tel. +49 (0) 203 31 86 50

From Mercure Hotel and Hotel Friedrichs you can reach the venue "DIE WOLFSBURG" within 20 minutes by tram or 10 minutes by car.

Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems (DST)

Oststrasse 77
47057 Duisburg/Germany

Fon +49 (0) 203 99369 0

University of Duisburg-Essen

Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems & Chair of Mechatronics
Bismarckstrasse 69
47057 Duisburg/Germany

Fon +49 (0) 203 379 4596

RWTH Aachen University

Institute of Automatic Control

Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen/Germany

Fon: +49 (0) 241-80-27500

Supported by Chambers of Commerce in the Ruhr Region

and VDI – The Association of German Engineer